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    The Dark Tower

    by  • August 29, 2017 • Uncategorized

    Idris Elba (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) face off in The Dark Tower

    Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Rated: PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. Translating a book (or books) into a movie is a tricky proposition, like disassembling a car for parts and using those parts to build a motorcycle. They’re both story-telling vehicles, but...

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    by  • July 11, 2017 • Uncategorized

    Directed by: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Jon Favreau, Zendaya Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments In the last 15 years, we’ve gotten five Spider-Man movies. Do we really need more? Having seen the newest one, I...

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    The Mummy

    by  • June 13, 2017 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized

    Undead mummified princess Ahmanet, generating a standstorm, which is rearing up behind her

    Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Starring: Sofia Boutella, Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Russel Crowe, Jake Johnson Rated: PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity Universal Pictures is taking their monster movies out of deep storage, dusting them off, and trying to give them a new life. If...

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    by  • June 13, 2017 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized

    A brunette woman and a blond man are tied to a ship's mast, and are wearing period clothing

    Directed by: Gore Verbinski Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin McNally Rated: PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive conten There’s a new “Pirates”tale in town, and if you have seen any of the previous films, you know exactly what to expect from this one. “Pirates...

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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    by  • May 26, 2015 • Uncategorized

    Directed by: George Miller Starring: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Zoe Kravitz Rated: R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images George Miller returns to his early work by bringing us a new Mad Max movie: “Mad Max: Fury Road.”...

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    Horns

    by  • November 3, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Directed by: Alexandre Aja Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson Rated: R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use Daniel Radcliffe is doing a good job of distancing himself from his Harry Potter days. In “Horns,” he plays an American man who...

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    by  • April 8, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout Marvel Studios’ productions already include eight feature films and a television show; rumor has it that the group has plans laid...

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    Non-Stop

    by  • March 4, 2014 • Uncategorized

    The pre-Oscar season of dull movies studios don’t expect to succeed is finally easing a bit. “Non-Stop” is a film that’s almost summer-action-thriller-esque. It isn’t particularly ground-breaking, but succeeds in its aim to entertain, at least it does if you aren’t expecting it to be a thrilling summer roller-coaster ride of a flick.

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    Don Jon

    by  • October 8, 2013 • Uncategorized

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt already has a well-earned reputation for being a top-notch actor. With this feature, he makes a strong directorial debut and proves he’s a top-notch writer as well. “Don Jon” is a coming-of-age story disguised as an unconventional romantic comedy heavily sprinkled with commentary on the attitudes our society has toward young women.

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    In Time

    by  • November 1, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Written and Directed by: Andrew Niccol Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy Rated: PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and strong language "In Time" begins with one of the more honest voiceovers I’ve heard: our hero tells us he doesn’t have time to explain the science behind the foundation of his world, so he’ll...

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